A NEW STORY IN AN ANCIENT LANDSCAPE FROM AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE STORYTELLER.
Di Morrissey returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under its soaring blue skies.
After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a magical remote town on the northwest coast of Australia.
But when a proposed mining development is unveiled, the town begins to tear itself apart. Rifts run deep, as friends, families and lovers are faced with a battle that could change their lives irrevocably.
As everyone takes sides, Jacqui confronts her own dilemma: to stay or leave? Who to trust…… Who to love?
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Publication date: October 31st 2017
Di Morrissey is a pretty good writer, and this is the third book of Di Morrissey’s that I’ve read. I initially found the story very interesting particularly in regard to Broome and its pearling industry. However, I found reading this book to be a real struggle more often than not because the chapters felt extremely long and unnecessarily verbose. This I found very disappointing and off putting. I found myself really wishing for the book to end sooner rather than later. I think there may have been too much detail which detracted from the overall tone of the book. I’m still willing to try another of her books as I have read better ones by Di Morrissey.
Recommend for: Adults